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Tribeca Films Loves Alex Karpovsky, Picks Up Both 'Red Flag' and 'Rubberneck'

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood December 6, 2012 at 1:28PM

Tribeca Films has picked up North American rights for two films by Alex Karpovsky, "Rubberneck" and "Red Flag." Both films Karpovsky wrote and starred in, and center on a young man's awkward navigation of relationships.
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"Rubberneck."
"Rubberneck."

Tribeca Films has picked up North American rights for two films by Alex Karpovsky, "Rubberneck" and "Red Flag." Both films Karpovsky wrote and starred in, and center on a young man's awkward navigation of relationships.

"Rubberneck" (read our TOH! review here) premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April, and "Red Flag" had its debut at this summer's Los Angeles Film Festival.

Tribeca has theatrical and VOD releases planned for February, 2013.

Karpovsky is one of the many artists who received the Lena Dunham boost following the success of "Tiny Furniture" in 2010. Karpovsky had a supporting role in that film, and went on to get parts in Mike Birbiglia's "Sleepwalk With Me," as well as Dunham's Emmy-nominated HBO comedy "Girls." In the pipeline for Karpovsky is the Coen brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis," which may pop up at Cannes 2013, and Daniel Schlecter's "Supporting Characters," which Tribeca is releasing in January.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.